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High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa sentences Oscar Pistorius to 5 years in prison, 3 years suspended for gun charges, to run concurrently.

Masipa on Tuesday said that the sentence she would hand down to Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria was her's alone.

"Although I am sitting with two assessors on this matter, the decision is mine and mine alone," she said.

"Sentencing is about achieving the right balance..."

She said that when finding an appropriate sentence

Embattled Sharon Macheso, daughter of Sungura Maestro, Alick Macheso has blamed the demise of her two month marriage on drugs, specifically mbanje and broncklin (popularly known as bronco). She claims that whenever her now estranged husband takes the drugs, he loses it becoming violent towards her.

Sharon who revealed that she is now pregnant with Munetsi's child said she had been subjected to torture and that she feared for her health and that of the baby in her application for a

THE boarding master at Hama High School in the Midlands Province was allegedly caught red-handed last Saturday having sex with a matron at the school.

The boarding master only identified as Mr Matambirofa was reportedly caught in the act with a matron also identified as Mrs Kwashira.
The headmaster, Mr Magomo, reportedly had a tough time chasing pupils from the scene where they were watching the two in a compromising position.

It is alleged that after the Speech and


Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries' founder, Prophet Walter Magaya is disappointed with the looming collapse of Sharon Macheso's marriage to Kudakwashe Munetsi.

The couple is currently on 'separation' following a spate of physical abuse on Sharon leading to Kuda's arrest and subsequent appearance in court last week. Sharon is now understood to be considering ending the 2-month marriage.

Sharon and Kuda claimed that they dated since High School leading to their wedding on

TENSIONS are rising in Zanu-PF as warring factions are plotting their strategies ahead of a crucial politiburo meeting tomorrow.

On top of the agenda is the push by a faction of the ruling party to force Vice-President Joice Mujuru to step down.

Mujuru and Justice minister Emmerson Mngangagwa are said to be leading factions fighting to succeed 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

But the two have steadfastly denied that they are leading factions.

Zanu-PF sources told VOA

FUNCTIONARIES from opposition parties whose formation the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe traced to the house of Vice President Joice Mujuru have sprung to the VP's defence with gushing tributes which analysts said were not only unprecedented, but pointed to a hitherto unknown relationship between the VP and the opposition parties.

Addressing the last leg of her "Meet The People Tour" at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera last Friday, Amai Mugabe revealed that the opposition MDC and

At least 50 police recruits escaped death by a whisker after a tent they were using during training at Lowdale Training Centre in Shamva was struck by a bolt of lightning, injuring three of them last Thursday.

While official figures indicated that there were 50 recruits and three were injured, impeccable police sources at Morris Depot said there were 60 recruits and 15 of them were injured, eight seriously.

The sources said of the eight seriously injured, six were still admitted at

AN ambulance crew from Kwekwe recently made good their escape after learning that an emergency they had been summoned to involved a suspected case of Ebola while doctors in the city also refused to attend the patient fearing they would contract the disease, it has emerged.

The incident, which occurred in the Midlands city two weeks ago, revealed how ill-prepare the province was for any Ebola emergency, Provincial Medical Director, Dr Milton Chemhuru said.

The case involved a woman


A 35 year old Harare man was last week arrested for illegal possession of and selling crocodile eggs.

The man whose name could not be ascertained was arrested at Joina City last weekend carrying 59 eggs stashed in a cooler box with the intention of selling them.

According to Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority the man will appear in court for violating the Parks and Wildlife Act.

ZPWMA spokesperson Caroline Washaya Moyo said the man was selling the eggs at $6

President Robert Mugabe apparently supports his wife Grace's recent public attacks on senior Zanu PF and government officials, including Vice President Joice Mujuru, it has emerged.

Apart from the women's league boss'-designate's own remarks that the 90-year-old leader was "fed up with this faction leader", the Zanu PF leader's continued silence on the constant "badgering" has fanned suspicions that Mugabe was firmly behind these verbal assaults.

"Even Baba (Mugabe) is also fed up

Over forty imbibers of traditional beer from Dombodema under chief Mpini in Plumtree, were a few days ago left ruing they day they decided to go for a beer drink after two soiled napkins were discovered at the bottom of the drum that contained the brew.

The lovers of the wise waters were fuming with fury but the situation was beyond amelioration as over 95% of the traditional alcoholic drink, popularly known as 'umqombothi' had already been consumed. The imbibers took the traditional

MATHETSHANENI Primary School in Nkayi, Matabeleland North province has been temporarily shut down after teachers fled goblins terrorising and beating them.

The school was "shut-down" on Tuesday and the local traditional leadership met yesterday to try to find a solution, possibly to hire traditional healers to sniff out the creatures.

One of the teachers was reportedly hospitalised last week at the Nkayi District Hospital releasing froth from the mouth after being beaten by the

ZANU PF hawks pushing for the ouster of Vice-President Joice Mujuru at the party's elective congress in December are reportedly subtly preparing outgoing women's league boss, Oppah Muchinguri, to take over the hot seat.

Impeccable party sources said the plot had the blessings of the First Family, hence First Lady Grace Mugabe's verbal attacks on Mujuru during her countrywide "meet the people tours" over the past two weeks.

Sources added that Muchinguri agreed to the plot and gave

VICE-PRESIDENT Joice Mujuru is set to be challenged at the forthcoming Zanu PF elective congress in December amid suggestions First Lady Grace Mugabe could be encouraged to run for the post.

Gokwe-Nembudziya MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, told party supporters, traditional leaders and headmen at the weekend that no one is guaranteed a return to their current posts at the congress. Political observers said Mujuru could be the biggest casualty of the shake-up.

Wadyajena, who was

FOUR officials from the MDC-T and MDC respectively, were injured in separate accidents on Friday and Saturday night while travelling from Harare to Bulawayo.

MDC-T national chairman Mr Lovemore Moyo, his aide Mr Artwell Sibanda and an unidentified driver were seriously injured when a Mazda BT50 truck they were travelling in was involved in a head on collision with a truck along the Chivhu-Mvuma stretch of the Harare-Beitbridge highway on Saturday night.

MDC-T spokesperson Mr

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